Mole XXXII opens in Ashanti region

Mole XXXII opens in Ashanti regionThe annual conference of stakeholders in Ghana’s Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector opened early Tuesday in the Ashanti region.

The 32nd edition of the conference, Mole XXXII, is being held  at the Anita Hotel at Ejisu, near kumasi  under the theme: “Repositioning the WASH sector for Emergency Response and Sustainable Development.”

The five-day conference, the second since the outbreak of COVID-19 is under the auspices of the Coalition of NGOs in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS), the umbrella body of non-state actors and stakeholders in the WASH sector.

CONIWAS and its allied organizations believe that the devastating, effects of the COVID-19 outbreak “has highlighted the growing importance of hand hygiene and frequent handwashing for preventing the spread of diseases.”

The stakeholders have called for a well-prepared emergency response with systems, institutions, and resources to enable the WASH sector to mitigate the effects of any unforeseen situation including climate change.

The MOLE XXXII conference will, therefore, deliberate on ways to harness ideas, set the agenda and contribute to designing policies that would deepen Ghana’s emergency preparedness in the WASH sector.  Enditem

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